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CNG 112, Lot: 395. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BAKTRIA, Local issues. Circa 285/3-280/78 BC. AR Drachm (13mm, 3.01 g, 3h). Local standard. Uncertain mint in the Oxus region. Helmeted head of Athena right / Eagle standing left, head right; above, grape cluster on vine. SMAK pp. 64-70; Nicolet-Pierre & Amandry 54 = Künker 295, lot 419 (same dies); Bopearachchi, Sophytes 11-2 var. (no grape cluster); SNG ANS 14-16; HGC 12, 8. Hint of die rust and die breaks. Near EF. Well struck, good metal.